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Reference Coordinator/Undergraduate Services Librarian

  • Washington State University Libraries
  • 01/08/22
  • Pullman, WA
  • 99164
  • commensurate with qualifications and experience / Yearly
  • Full-Time
The Reference Coordinator/Undergraduate Services Librarian will be primarily responsible for providing instruction to lower-level undergraduates and for coordinating reference service in the Holland and Terrell Libraries and our campus-wide virtual reference services.

Undergraduate Services Team:
Provide reference service in person and through virtual reference platform(s).
Coordinate reference services, including:
o Scheduling for all reference services.
o Hiring and training student assistants or part time employees.
o Keeping up to date with trends and developments.
o Assessing services.
o Communicating with library staff, faculty, student workers, and constituents.
Participate in delivering instruction to English 101 and other lower undergraduate general education courses.
Serve on the Research Services Steering Committee with the Undergraduate Services team instruction coordinator and the coordinator(s) for the Subject Liaison team.

Scholarship, Professional Development, and Service:
Keeps up on trends in librarianship and higher education.
Participates in professional organizations and attends workshops, conferences, institutes, etc. at the local, state and national level.
Participates in scholarly research and publication.
Performs in a manner consistent with the Library's Criteria for Merit Increases, Promotion and Granting of Tenure.
Serves on Library Working Groups, task forces and search committees.
Serves on WSU committees and task forces.
Performs related special assignments as necessary.

Required Qualifications:
Masters degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-Accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently.
Experience in providing reference service in an academic library setting.
Experience in coordinating, leading or managing a program or service.
Demonstrated commitment to and experience with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with coordinating, leading or managing a reference or other library program or service specifically in an academic setting.
Demonstrated ability to assess and improve services.
Experience with classroom teaching and/or library instruction.
Documented achievement in research, creative work and professional service.

Online applications must be received by January 9, 2022.

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